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Poetry Sometimes Puts a Dollop of Grim on our Plate!

EXSANGUINATIONS by Joyce Carol Oates

Life as it unspools
Ever more eludes

Examination
We wonder what is best—
Exsanguination in a rush
Or in a 1,000 small slashes.
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Poetry

Changing the Narrative: the normalisation of the homeless crisis

The Irish housing crisis has carried on for close to a decade now, with boom to bubble to bust and boom again. Policies of deregulation, corruption and market based planning led to an unsustainable bubble that burst and led to a lost decade. 680 more words

Henry Silke

I Stand At My Own Door

I stand at my own door.

I was not able to before, nor to tell the difference between my body and my soul.

Now the body is aging. 498 more words

Identity

25 Years Hence...

Assignment Prompt:

“Who Tells the Story?” is our topic for today’s class.  I’d like you to pick one event that has happened since Friday (and it can be ongoing — it didn’t have to originate) including this morning’s events in Las Vegas.  591 more words

Identity

Julia Kristeva, Shakespeare, and the Unconscious

Julia Kristeva, the Bulgarian-born French psychoanalyst is one of the primary influences on my intellectual and spiritual life.  Recently her term, semiotic chora, has been falling into place for me, tying together for me a variety of spiritual/intellectual themes that have drawn my attention for most of my adult life. 466 more words

Epistomology

"Ways of Seeing" by John Berger

Vision is subtle and frequently we “have eyes to see but see not” and, yes, ” ears to hear but hear not.”  And it is very challenging to realize that human nature subjects us to this limitation yet without meaning, necessarily, that we are a bad person.  393 more words

Consciousness

Rebecca Solnit on Trump's Maddening Solitude

This is the best “sermon” I’ve read yet about Trump and his minions.  Rebecca Solnit spares no punches and delivers a prophetic word, not just about Trump, but about our whole culture.  140 more words

Conservatism